What is the HEA?

The HEA is a national not-for-profit, incorporated membership association serving Australian homeschoolers since 2001, when it was established by Colleen and Philip Strange. The HEA is run by a committee voluntarily coming together to lead the association. Join many hundreds of Australians as a member of HEA.



The mission of the HEA is to promote and support the practice of home education across Australia and to advance educational equity for members.


In order to achieve our mission, HEA will:

  • Increase profile of and confidence in home education
  • Advocate in the interests of home education
  • Co-ordinate and run events and conferences
  • Provide and facilitate service offerings
  • Foster networks and support groups and train volunteers
  • Connect to organisations and suppliers in the sector
  • Govern and manage the association well

The HEA's Constitution with its Objects is found here.

The HEA has had thousands of Australian home educators form its membership base over the past 20 years. We invite all Australian home educators to join with us and our current membership base of about 750 families. We encourage and support all forms of home education. Amongst our membership we have families who use all different types of learning. We encourage and promote the freedom of choice for our members to choose their individual style of home education.

Becoming a member of the HEA is one way in which you can support the association to help increase the profile of homeschooling in Australia and us assist and support home educating families in a practical way. 

More information on how membership fees are used can be found here.